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Ryan Zimmerman weighs in on unusual spring training routine

Nationals manager Dave Martinez & first baseman Ryan Zimmerman join the Junkies to discuss the veteran's different approach to gearing up for the regular season.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 hour ago

Nationals option top prospect Robles to minors

Outfielder Victor Robles, the Nationals' top prospect, has been optioned to the minors after batting .188 with 12 strikeouts and a walk in 21 Grapefruit League games.
5 hours ago

Nationals option Victor Robles to Triple-A Syracuse...

In the latest roster cuts of the Spring, the Nationals optioned top prospect Victor Robles to Triple-A. From the start this winter, the Washington Nationals said that top prospect Victor Robles would get a shot to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he would play every day somewhere once the season started. Hes going to play every day, GM Mike Rizzo said in December.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
6 hours ago

Adam Eaton Is the Washington Nationals’ X-Factor

The Washington Nationals own a formidable lineup. With Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, Ryan Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon, and Trea Turner, among others, first-year manager Dave Martinez has the luxury of managing one of MLB’s most feared orders. He also has a mystery piece in outfielder Adam Eaton, who is the Nats’ X-Factor in 2018. Back at the 2016 MLB Winter Meetings, general manager...
Via Baseball Essential
6 hours ago

Washington Nationals’ Roster: Preview for 2018, outlook for 2019...

In a look at the Nationals roster thats part of the SB Nations 2018 MLB Preview, we look at the big questions facing Washington and Nats GM Mike Rizzo as they try to bring a World Series championship to the nations capital... Bryce Harper doesnt want to talk about his future beyond 2018, which makes sense for a player on a team with World Series aspirations in a contract year, who...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 hours ago

Top storyline for each team heading into 2018 MLB season

By the time the 2018 MLB season is over, teams will have different ways of determining whether it was successful. In some cases, it’s essentially Word Series or bust. In others, it’s more about the progress of the team. But regardless of the goal, each team has one real focal point for the season.What is the main storyline for each team?In cases like the Washington Nationals and...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels P Andrew Heaney to miss at least next start with elbow inflammation

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: an Angels pitcher is dealing with an elbow issue.Los Angeles Angels starter Andrew Heaney will miss at least his next spring training due to elbow inflammation, the team announced. Heaney could miss more starts if the elbow inflammation does not subside. The 26-year-old southpaw was hit hard in his last spring training outing, which led to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Daniel Murphy Has ‘Virtually No Chance’ of Play Opening Day

REPORT: Daniel Murphy Has ‘Virtually No Chance’ of Play Opening Day for Nationals The post REPORT: Daniel Murphy Has ‘Virtually No Chance’ of Play Opening Day appeared first on KCM Sports.
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago

Nationals Officially Name Max Scherzer Opening Day Starter

Nationals Officially Name Max Scherzer Opening Day Starter The post Nationals Officially Name Max Scherzer Opening Day Starter appeared first on KCM Sports.
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago

NL East notes: Daniel Murphy status, Cameron Rupp available?

There is “virtually no chance” Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy will be ready for Opening Day, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com writes. Murphy, who’s working his way back from the microfracture knee surgery he underwent last October, still hasn’t seen any game action this spring, notes Zuckerman, who expects Howie Kendrick to begin the season at the keystone for Washington...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Insider's view on progress of Bryan Harper and Drew Ward - Byron Kerr

Nationals minor league roving coordinator and former Triple-A Syracuse manager Billy Gardner Jr., was a third baseman in the majors himself, so he has a unique perspective when working with third base prospect Drew Ward. Gardner believes Ward has a chance to make it to the next level. Ward had ... Read More
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Phillies the front-runners to sign Bryce Harper?

Bryce Harper could very well be the most sought after free agent in Major League Baseball history when he becomes available after the 2018 season. While a bidding war of unprecedented proportions is expected, one MLB insider already believes one dark horse team could very well already be among the leaders to secure Harper’s services. ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney stated during a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NL East notes: Phillies, Conforto, AGon, Robles

As the Phillies introduce Jake Arrieta today, the organization is now much more clearly in a competitive posture than it was at the outset of the winter. But the pedal won’t be fully pressed down, it seems, despite the presence of a few other notable free agents who’d improve the near-term outlook in Philadelphia. GM Matt Klentak says that he does not anticipate any further additions...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Nationals manager has team practicing walk-off celebrations

Spring training is a time to practice fundamentals, and at least according to the Washington Nationals, that includes walk-off celebrations.Nationals manager Dave Martinez had his team working on their celebrations Saturday, with each position player getting a chance to take a celebratory trip around the bases. “We work really hard, but I also want them to have fun, and that’s a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals send top pick Seth Romero home from spring training

Seth Romero’s 2018 season apparently is not off to a good start.The Washington Nationals sent Romero home from spring training on Monday, according to a report from Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. Passan reports a team spokesman said Romero violated team policy. Romero, 21, was the Nationals’ first-round pick last year, taken No. 25 in the draft. The southpaw put together an excellent career...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer disposed of Tim Tebow with strikeout in less than one minute

Tim Tebow squared off against one of the best pitchers in the majors on Friday, and yeah, it didn’t go well for him.Spring training or not, Nationals ace Max Scherzer brought some great stuff, and the Cy Young award winner made Tebow look like he didn’t even belong at the plate.It was a preview of what to expect when Tebow gets to the majors, and Scherzer struck him out on three...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats agree to minor league deal with Alejandro De Aza

The Nationals have re-signed veteran outfielder Alejandro De Aza to a minor league pact, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post tweets. De Aza did not receive an invite to Major League camp, though he’ll be with the club for today’s game at least, Castillo adds. De Aza is a client of Magnus Sports.The 33-year-old De Aza spent the entire 2017 season in the Nationals organization and...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' early camp roster includes veteran Aaron Barrett - Byron Kerr

The early camp roster has been released by the Nationals and again its chuck full of some of their biggest-name prospects and a ton of talent looking to make their mark this season. Pitchers in the camp include right-hander Wil Crowe and Gabe Klobosits, as well as left-handers Ben Braymer, ... Read More
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nationals bring in actual camels to spring training for ‘Hump Day’

The Washington Nationals got downright wacky on Wednesday by celebrating “Hump Day” by bringing in real, live camels to spring training. New Nationals manager Dave Martinez, as noted in the above tweet, is behind the strange sight. Allow the skipper to explain. Get it? With the Nationals’ penchant for postseason struggles, Martinez is making the idiom “getting over the hump” literal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers, Nationals, others still in on free agent pitching

Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are still free agents. But their market is starting to heat up again, according to Jon Morosi. In fact, up to six teams – including the Brewers and Nationals – are monitoring their status. The Nationals are favorites to take the NL East again this season while the Brewers look to build on their surprise 86-win season. But losing the Yu Darvish...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper informs media he will not discuss impending free agency

Bryce Harper made it abundantly clear with his opening remarks at spring training that reporters should not bother asking him about his impending free agency.Instead, the Washington Nationals superstar suggested the media should direct any such inquiries to his agent, Scott Boras. “Just want to let you guys know I will not be discussing anything relative to 2019, at all,” Harper...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Is J.T. Realmuto a better fit for Astros or Nationals?

It’s been quite an offseason for the Miami Marlins, don’t you think? As if heading into their first winter with new ownership wasn’t enough, they’ll also be suiting up on Opening Day with the entirety of last year’s talented outfield (among some others) in different uniforms.One of the few guys that’s currently still in Miami — although he’d rather not be — is catcher J.T. Realmuto...
Via The Sports Daily
February 13, 2018  |  Discuss

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